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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2020

Posted 1 day ago

Each year, the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen – a list of the largest tax scams they saw for that year’s taxes. The IRS scams list reads like a playbook from the past, with phishing, identity theft, and fake charities making the top 12. These common scams are increasing in complexity, so they require a […]

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Why Prepaid Cards and Gift Cards Are Not the Same

Posted 1 week ago

Over the years, both prepaid cards and gift cards have evolved to be more consumer friendly. They now come with a variety of features that are designed to make them a great payment method for the consumer. However, before you decide to load money onto either of these payment options, it’s important to know the […]

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Pro Tip: How to Pay with Your Digital Wallet

Posted 1 month ago

Going digital has certainly changed the way we listen to music and watch TV, so it should come as no surprise that it’s changed the way we pay for things too. Now you can make purchases using what’s called your digital . And don’t worry, if you’re not really sure what a digital wallet is […]

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Netspend’s Annual One-Day Community Connect Event Gifts Over $30,000 to Unsuspecting Austin Residents

Posted 1 month ago

With the holiday season upon us, most U.S. consumers are creating gift lists and hitting the store aisles. However, this time of year proves more financially challenging than cheerful for a significant portion of the population. Despite economic growth and the availability of online financial services, nearly 27% of U.S. households remain unbanked or underbanked, […]

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Pro Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Fraud with a Virtual Account

Posted 2 months ago

  In a world where data breaches are all too common, using a Virtual Account can help protect you from fraudulent charges when you shop online or by phone. If you’re familiar with digital wallets, Virtual Accounts are similar in that they use a digital account number. However, they provide an added level of protection […]

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Popular Scams of 2019 & How to Avoid Them

Posted 2 months ago

Phishing, Nigerian letter fraud, and ransomware are scamming tactics that have been used for years, but they’re capturing new victims through an ever-increasing degree of sophistication. This year, phishing – an attempt to get your sensitive information through seemingly trustworthy electronic communications – accounted for 90% of all data breaches, having grown by 65% in […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Financial Goals

Posted 5 months ago

If you’ve decided that it’s time to work on setting goals that will help you achieve more financial balance and financial security, you deserve a hearty pat on the back. It’s time to take more control of your finances and start dictating more of your future, but before you’re off to the races, take the […]

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5 Principles for Debt Management

Posted 6 months ago

All too often, people make the mistake of simply ignoring their debt. This is often due to being unable to pay off large amounts all at once and remaining in what feels like a never-ending cycle of repayment. Instead of hoping for a big windfall from the lotto or the death of a rich uncle […]

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Get Out of Debt: A How To Guide To Getting Back On Track

Posted 6 months ago

Eliminating your debt is one of the best things you can do to experience financial security and build wealth. It’s a lot said than done though. Just because it can be challenging to get out of debt, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. Follow the steps listed below to help you get started on […]

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Tips for Saving Money Through Couponing

Posted 7 months ago

There are plenty of tips out there for saving money, but few of them produce the same kind of immediate savings that you can find with couponing. Coupons instantly reduce the amount you pay at checkout so you spend less on the items you use most. Investing a little time in couponing can produce significant […]

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Insights from the Netspend Income Volatility Report

Posted 8 months ago

The prevalence of income volatility may surprise most Americans. But, with the gig economy expanding and self-employment rates increasing, a larger, more diverse group of people are experiencing frequent changes in income. May 29, 2019 — More Americans are grappling with unpredictable incomes. What’s more, they’re doing so without additional support from employers or the […]

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Tips for Saving Money to Buy a House

Posted 9 months ago

  Purchasing a home provides a range of both financial and personal benefits. However, buying a house is a major investment that may require a substantial down payment along with other moving costs. With that in mind, here are some tips for saving money that could help you save so that you could one day […]

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Thank You for 20 Years & Counting!

Posted 11 months ago

To Our Customers: This year, we celebrate 20 years of business at Netspend. In reaching this milestone anniversary, we reflect on our 20 years of providing individuals, and families, with safe, convenient and practical financial options. Some of you have been with us since the beginning, and some of you have only recently joined our […]

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Travel Cheap – How to Budget Travel the Right Way

Posted 12 months ago

Traveling can feel like a luxury that is beyond your budget, but there are some travel hacks that will help you get out of town without spending too much. If you are willing to do some research and be flexible with your plans, then you may be able to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating trip. […]